[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

The jury in the Ironto rest stop murder case has spent a full day deliberating Bud Pritchett's fate... withOUT
a decision, so far.
We'll take you to Christiansburg for a LIVE report in a moment... without without a verdict.
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And they're all excited about furniture palnts expanding in the Martinsville area... two moves that'll provide a huge boost to the local economy.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports-Head]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, Some area school kids got a different education at the Martinsville Speedway today the S-E-C has a new head coach.
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[VO-NAT]


And Steve Francis is leaving Maryland for the N-B-A draft.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
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Some welcome rain moves into the region today. We will show you how long it will last in just a moment. [open]
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[Pritchett]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#99-8; 1:02:10]
[GRAPHIC=Pritchett To the Jury]


Did Bud Pritchett shoot and rob Estell Singelton outside the Ironto rest area ?
It's the conclusion the Montgomery County prosecutor hopes a jury will soon reach.
[Double Boxes=Keith/Teresa -- Microwave]


Teresa was there for closing arguments and joins us from the courthouse with the latest.
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[Henry-Industry]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#98-83; 1:45:28]
[GRAPHIC=Furniture Industry]


A one-two punch in Martinsville and Henry County today.
Two furniture companies say they'll add hundreds of jobs, giving a huge boost to the local economy.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Scott/Newsroom]


Scott Goldberg is in the newsroom tonight with more on today's announcements.
[Live= Scott Full/Newsroom;]
[SUPER=@Scott1;]


Keith it was the sort of economic news they've been longing to hear in Martinsville and Henry County.
A total of 500 new jobs in the area that's been hammered by layoffs at textile factories.
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[IN Q=In Stanleytown]
[SUPER=03-Stanleytown;]
[SUPER=01-Albert Prillaman/Stanley Furniture CEO;]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]
[SUPER=01-Mike Haley/American of Martinsville CEO;]
[SUPER=01-Sherry Ramsey/Patrick Henry Ec. Dev. Council;]
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[OUT Q=we're excited.]
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In Stanleytown, the announcement was 300 new jobs ... [warehouse on stanely tape]
moving into a new furniture-making center...
in a move manufactured by a booming economy.
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[SOT 12:56:17]
[IN Q=when you]

((ALBERT PRILLAMAN/STANLEY FURNITURE CEO:WHEN YOU HAVE HOUSING ACTIVITIES, HIGH CONSUMER CONFIDENCE, GOOD DISPOSABLE FURNITURE, YOU SELL FURNITURE. ))
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[OUT Q=SELL FURNITURE]
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Two hours later, 200-new jobs at American of Martinsville.
Like Stanley, this furniture company turned down incentive packages from another state, choosing to expand in Virginia.
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[IN Q=with our]

((MIKE HALEY/AMERICAN CEO: WITH OUR HEADQUARTERS HERE IN MARTINSVILLE AND OUR HISTORY BEING HERE IN MARTINSVILLE AND HENRY COUNTY AND SOUTHWEST VIRIGNIA AND CHILHOWIE, WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE ALL THE JOBS LOCATED HERE.))
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There won't be shortage of workers applying for the new jobs.
Local textile factories have laid off hundreds.
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[SOT AMERICAN 15:47]
[IN Q=AND SO]

((SHERRY RAMSEY/PATRICK HENRY EC. DEV. COUNCIL: AND SO THE PEOPLE WHO ARE BEING LAID OFF FROM TEXTILES DO HAVE A PLACE TO WORK AND THEY CAN BE RETRAINED.))
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[OUT Q=retrained]


These are 500 jobs the chief of the Patrick Henry Develoment Council says Martinsville and Henry County really need.

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[SOT 16:46]
[IN Q=they're]

((RAMSEY: THEY'RE ANYWHERE FROM SEVEN TO 13 DOLLARS AN HOUR. GOOD WAGES FOR THESE PEOPLE. IT'S A BIG DAY FOR ALL OF US. WE'RE EXCITED ))
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[OUT Q=EXCITED]))
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[Live= Scott Full/Newsroom]


These announcements were made possible by business-development grants from Martinsville, Henry County and the governor's office in Richmond.
Both companies will expand slowly, taking up to three years to phase in all of the new jobs.
[Double Boxes=Keith/Newsroom]


Keith.


[ITT]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6PM]
[WRITER=ssi]
[TAPE#=99-6; 55:42]
[GRAPHIC=ITT Night Vision]


ITT Night Vision was awarded a nine- million dollar contract by the U-S Army today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./July 1, 1998]

The Roanoke County company will produce an improved mount for attaching night vision goggles to infantry helmets. The new helmet mount eliminates "wobbling" and improves the vertical tilt, which is useful when a soldier is lying on the ground. ITT received a similar contract last September.
Taken together, the two deals make I-T-T the sole supplier of improved metal-helmet mounts for the Army.
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[SOL-Tests]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Students aren't the only ones getting report cards these days... so are the schools.
The state Department of Education posted its first School Performance Report Cards today on its website.
The reports include information about SOL test scores, attendance statistics and drop-out rates.
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[TAKE WEBWATCH FULL]
If you want to check out the scores, you'll find a link to that site in the Web Watch section of our homepage, at W-D-B-J- -7- DOT-COM.
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[MW-Windows]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-03; 25:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Rocky Mount window company will pay the Environmental Protection Agency 30-thousand-dollars for failing to report toxic chemicals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


M-W Windows failed to tell the E-P-A three years ago that it was using chemicals - -when applied in high quantities- -can cause nerve damage.
The company's 68-thousand-dollar fine has been cut in half by way of a settlement.
Officials at the window plant say they made a paperwork error, and they're no longer using those chemicals.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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When News 7 returns, a Republican-minded candidate will run for a local delegate seat, but party members are banking on the independent in the race.
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And preparations are underway to dismantle a Roanoke cabin that's centuries old.
The story coming up.
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A northwest Roanoke house fire is under investigation tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The house at 32 Frances Drive caught fire late this afternoon.
No one was home or injured in the blaze.
Investigators are trying to determine if the fire started inside or outside the house.
The back of the house was burned, leading firefighters to speculate that burning debris fell out of a window. Or something out of the house may have sparked the fire.
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[Thompson]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-1; 1:28:50]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]


He thinks like a Republican, he talks like a Republican.. but he doesn't have the support of the Republican Party.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Bedford County resident Eric Thompson announced today he's making a second bid for the 19th District House of Delegates seat... this time as an Independent.
Thompson supports tax reform, school vouchers and abortion restrictions.
He feels his blue- collar background gives him the edge against long-time incumbent Lacey Putney.
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[SOT 00:11:54]
[IN Q=And I believe]

((ERIC THOMPSON/I- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: AND I BELIEVE THAT I CAN RELATE TO THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE CITIZENS OF THIS DISTRICT BECAUSE I'M NOT A PROFESSIONAL POLITICIAN, I'M NOT A HIFALUTIN PERSON BY ANY MEANS.))
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[VO-NAT]


Thompson does not have the backing of local Republicans. They've promised not to nominate anyone to run against Putney, the House's lone Independent.
Putney routinely votes with the G-O-P, and could become Speaker of the House if Republicans gain a majority this fall.
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[Hawkins]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6PM]
[WRITER=ssi]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]

State Senator Charles Hawkins announced today he WILL run for re-election. The Southside Republican is seeking his third full term in the Senate. Hawkins is a senior member of the Privileges and Elections Committee, which will play a key role in redistricting.

[Howbert-House]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-5; 56:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Only a hundred-thousand-dollars can save a historic log cabin now.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The Howbert House was apparently built around 1800 on Salem Turnpike in Roanoke.
But now contractors are marking the logs to take apart unless a buyer comes forward in the next month.
Historians say these long heart pine logs are rare.
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[SOT 11:34:24]
[IN Q=This is solid]

((THIS IS SOLID OAK AND THIS DOOR LOOKS VERY NICE. IN ITS DAY THIS WAS A QUALITY DOOR SO THIS HOUSE HAS A LOT OF QUALITY FEATURES IN IT, HANDMADE DOORS, HANDMADE HINGES, AND LOTS OF ROSEHEAD NAILS.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Levi/Contractor;]
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[OUT Q=rosehead nails]
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[VO-NAT]


(Lee-vy) Levi says he has gotten offers for the logs from those who would re-build the house out of state. He says he's waiting for someone who will keep it in Virginia.
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[Holladay]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-20; 8:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A plantation property in Botetourt County is now a registered Virginia Landmark.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]
[TAPE#97-83]


The Bowyer-Holladay site is now part of the Greenfield Business Park.
You can still see an outbuilding and part of the plantation house's foundation.
Historians say this was once one of the largest farms in Botetourt County.
It will be a display area when Greenfield Business Park is complete.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


On Wall Street, the Dow backed further away from Monday's record. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow fell 127 points today to close at 97-86.
Nasdaq lost 19 points.
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[Boundary-Adjustment]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-7; 51:52]
[GRAPHIC=Franklin Co. Boundary Adjustment]


A Walmart store and a Franklin County neighborhood are about to be swallowed up by Rocky Mount.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./January;]

[USE FILE TAPE 98-73 1:07:24] [shots of 40 East]
Representatives from the town and county are expected to sign the boundary adjustment tonight -- making Rocky Mount more than 300 acres bigger. [shots of Wal-Mart]
The town will gain tax profit from WalMart on Route 40 to the east of town, but it will also run utility lines through the [shots of Franklin-Heights] Franklin Heights subdivision.
Residents there had circulated petitions saying they wanted to be part of the town.
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[Tobacco-Billboards]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-3; 1:22:11]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The recent tobacco settlement is bringing changes along America's highways, and there were signs of celebration from anti- smoking activists.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Tobacco billboards across the country are coming down, and today in Christiansburg an advertisement for Winston cigarettes was covered with a sign highlighting the dangers of second hand smoke.
It took William Sparks just twenty minutes to change the billboard, but it's a change that anti- smoking groups have anticipated for a long time.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Tobacco companies have large resources]

((TOBACCO COMPANIES HAVE LARGE RESOURCES TO GET MESSAGES OUT IN SEVERAL WAYS AND THIS JUST LIMITS THEM ONE MORE WAY AND ALLOWS US ONE MORE CHANCE TO TAKE OVER AND GET OUR VOICE OUT THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Kevin Carwile/NRV Breathin' Easy Coalition;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=voice out there.]
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[VO-NAT]


Members of the New River Valley Breathin' Easy Coalition carried signs today while the billboard was changed.
The group is working to reduce tobacco use among young people.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Tease]
[GRAPHIC=None]


And coming up, Steve Francis is headed to tthe N-B-A Jim Harrick is leaving Rhode Island.
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[VO-NAT]


And at the Cassell in Blacksburg, The Lady Hokies are celebrating a winning season and a new contract for head coach Bonnie Henrickson.
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[S-Live]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#SP-31 (1:03:34)]
[GRAPHIC=Bonnie Henrickson]


The Lady Hokies of Virginia Tech are celebrating at the Casseell this evening
[Double Boxes=ANCHOR/Microwave]


Hokie fans breathed a hugh sigh of relief when the University announced in a 5 oclock news conference that head women's basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson has signed a contract extension, Steve mason joins us from Blacksburg with the details.
[Live= Full/Microwave]
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[SUPER=01-Tere Williams/Sophmore Forward; :]
[SUPER=01-Nicole Jones/Freshman Forward; :]
[SUPER=01-Amy Wetzel/Sophmore Guard; :]
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[S-Harrick]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-34]
[GRAPHIC=College Hoops]


Former U-C-L-A coach Jim Harrick is back in the college game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA; :]


The 60 year old Harrick, who guided U-C-L-A to a national championship in 1995, is the new head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs.
Harrick spent the past two seasons at Rhode Island and he will succceed Ron Jirsa who was fired earlier this month after failing to lead Georgia to the N-C-Double-A during his two years.
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[S-Francis]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-37]
[GRAPHIC=ACC Logo]


The Atlantic Coast Conference is losing one of its star players to the N-B-A
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA; :]


Maryland guard Steve Francis announced today that he is declaring himself elibible for the draft.
The 6 foot 3 all american said earlier he was 99-per cent sure he'd come back for his senior season.
Francis averaged 17 point two points a game and led the Terps to the Sweet 16.
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[S-Jordan]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-31 (1:03:34)]
[GRAPHIC=Michael Jordan]


According to his lawyer David Falk, There is absolutely no truth to a report that Michael Hordan is considering coming out of retirment to play for the Charlotte Hornets.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :]


Jordan has had preliminary discussions with N-B-A Commissioner David Stern and Hornets owner George Shinn about buying 50 per cent of the team.
Fox sports is reporting that sources close to Jordan say he would play one full season for the Hornets while his ownership shares were held in trust or deferred.
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[S-Racing]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-32]
[GRAPHIC=MARTINSVILLE]


Six more Winston Cup teams invaded the Martinsville Speedway this morning for a full day of testing and learning.


And Mike Stevens says the drivers weren't the only ones enjoying this unique classroom experience.
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[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]
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[SUPER=01-Kenny Irwin/Texaco Havoline Ford Driver; 1:00]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-9;48:46]
[GRAPHIC=Big Game 150 Million]


The Big Game lottery is getting into record territory.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Lots of people in Virginia are lining up to get their tickets in the multi-state lottery.
No one picked all six numbers last night.
But 18 people each won 150-thousand dollars for getting five of the numbers right.
The jackpot for the next drawing on Friday, will be 150 million dollars.
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